New PB for Richard at Sunderland half marathon

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Five Harriers took part in the Sunderland City Half Marathon on Sunday, the latest of the 2016 Grand Prix races.

Billed as flat and fast this one lap scenic course certainly delivered with some exceptional performances by Harriers.

First of the runners across the line in a new half marathon pb time was Richard Johnson, clocking an excellent 1.24.25, the fastest 13.1 miles of the year so far! Next in and knocking eight minutes off his previous best was Dean Stackhouse in a superb 1.29.09, an exceptional time considering Dean has not long returned to training following injury. Not far behind was Tim Falconer in 1.33.41, Paul Godden in 1.34.16 and Keith Shotton in 1.54.30.

Also that day, two Harriers participated in the Sunderland City 10k. Well done to Emma Shell who was the first Harrier across the line in 51.34 and Jayne McKenna, who clocked a respectable 1.04.37 in her second race of the weekend after competing at the Druridge Bay parkrun the previous day.

Also that day the Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum Fell Race was taking place in hard, hard conditions. Graham Simpson had a great race to finish third of the 67 finishers